Map Skills 5 ‘Grid References’
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1.
To understand
what a grid
reference is and
how they help
us find places
on a map.
Explain the
term ‘Grid
square’.
Grid References
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Maps can be very
complicated, hence it may be
very hard to find something
or somewhere on it!
To make it easier to find
places, grid lines can be
drawn on the map, these grid
lines form grid squares.
If each of these lines are
numbered the exact position
of a square can be given.
When you place the numbers
next to one another they form
a four figure grid reference
which give the position of a
square.
4-figure grid references
Grid References Instructions
Give the number of
the grid line your
finger must run right
to. 03
 Give the number of
the grid line your
finger must run up to.
63
 Put the numbers
together and you
have a four figure
grid reference. 0363
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4-figure grid references
Pupil Activities
 Complete
Map Grids 2.
 You need a pencil, rubber and
colouring pencils
 Homework
 Map
Grids 1 for next lesson
6-figure grid references
6-figure grid references
6-figure grid references
You live at 702 337 and need to see a friend at 681 319.
In what direction and
over what distance will
you be travelling?
How will you get there?
What will you see on
the way?
What is the 6-figure grid reference of…
1. The site of the battle.
705 342
2. The bus station in
Naperton.
692 332
3. The church with a
tower in Bingham.
680 321
What is the 6-figure grid reference of …?
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